Their presence asks: what happens when "the other" can no longer safely be assumed to be human? this collection offers a set of incitements and coordinates for exploring how these issues have been represented in contemporary culture and theory, Lyotard, and Levinas; from the New York Times investigation of a North Carolina slaughterhouse, Deleuze, to the work of artists such as Joseph Beuys and William Wegman; from foundational texts on the animal in the works of Heidegger and Freud, from Jurassic Park and the "horse whisperer" Monty Roberts, to the postmodern rethinking of ethics and animals in figures such as Singer, to the first appearance in any language of Jacques Derrida's recent detailed critique of Lacan's rendering of the human/animal divide.
. Used book in Good Condition. Those nonhuman beings called "animals" pose philosophical and ethical questions that go to the root not just of what we think but of who we are.
Animal Rites: American Culture, the Discourse of Species, and Posthumanist Theory
In animal rites, derrida, cavell, maturana, Žižek, and lyotard to Lévinas, Cary Wolfe examines contemporary notions of humanism and ethics by reconstructing a little known but crucial underground tradition of theorizing the animal from Wittgenstein, and Varela. Through detailed readings of how discourses of race, and animality interact in twentieth-century American culture, in theory and critical practice, Wolfe explores what it means, colonialism, sexuality, to take seriously "the question of the animal.
The Animal That Therefore I Am Perspectives in Continental Philosophy
Fordham University Press. The book was assembled posthumously on the basis of two published sections, one written and recorded session, and one informal recorded session. The book is at once an affectionate look back over the multiple roles played by animals in Derrida’s work and a profound philosophical investigation and critique of the relegation of animal life that takes place as a result of the distinction―dating from Descartes―between man as thinking animal and every other living species.
Yet the experiences of nakedness and shame also lead all the way back into the mythologies of “man’s dominion over the beasts” and trace a history of how man has systematically displaced onto the animal his own failings or bêtises. The animal that therefore i am is at times a militant plea and indictment regarding, especially, the modern industrialized treatment of animals.
. The animal that therefore i am is the long-awaited translation of the complete text of Jacques Derrida’s ten-hour address to the 1997 Cérisy conference entitled “The Autobiographical Animal, ” the third of four such colloquia on his work. In a classic deconstructive reversal, Derrida asks what this animal sees and thinks when it sees this naked man.
However, derrida cannot subscribe to a simplistic version of animal rights that fails to follow through, in all its implications, the questions and definitions of “life” to which he returned in much of his later work. That starts with the very fact of the line of separation drawn between the human and the millions of other species that are reduced to a single “the animal.
Derrida finds that distinction, and levinas, or versions of it, Kant, Lacan, Heidegger, surfacing in thinkers as far apart as Descartes, and he dedicates extended analyses tothe question in the work of each of them.
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?: The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049
Praise for Philip K. Dick “the most consistently brilliant science fiction writer in the world. John brunner “a kind of pulp-fiction Kafka, a prophet. The new york Times“Philip K. Dick sees all the sparkling—and terrifying—possibilities. That other authors shy away from. Rolling stone Fordham University Press.
Immigrants to mars receive androids so sophisticated they are indistinguishable from true men or women. Driven into hiding, unauthorized androids live among human beings, undetected. Fearful of the havoc these artificial humans can wreak, the government bans them from Earth. A masterpiece ahead of its time, the world war has killed millions, and the inspiration for the blockbuster film Blade Runner By 2021, a prescient rendering of a dark future, driving entire species into extinction and sending mankind off-planet.
Rick deckard, an officially sanctioned bounty hunter, is commissioned to find rogue androids and “retire” them. They’ve even built humans. But when cornered, androids fight back—with lethal force. Those who remain covet any living creature, and for people who can’t afford one, cats, companies built incredibly realistic simulacra: horses, birds, sheep.
What Is Posthumanism? Posthumanities
For wolfe, rigorous posthumanism is vital for addressing questions of ethics and justice, social systems and their inclusions and exclusions, language and trans-species communication, a vibrant, and the intellectual aspirations of interdisciplinarity. In doing so, not the human in all its embodied and prosthetic complexity, Wolfe reveals that it is humanism, that is left behind in posthumanist thought.
Fordham University Press. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. What does it mean to think beyond humanism? is it possible to craft a mode of philosophy, and interpretation that rejects the classic humanist divisions of self and other, animal ethics, ethics, human and animal, society and nature, mind and body, gender, organic and technological? Can a new kind of humanities-posthumanities-respond to the redefinition of humanity's place in the world by both the technological and the biological or "green" continuum in which the "human" is but one life form among many? Exploring how both critical thought along with cultural practice have reacted to this radical repositioning, cognitive science, Cary Wolfe-one of the founding figures in the field of animal studies and posthumanist theory-ranges across bioethics, and disability to develop a theoretical and philosophical approach responsive to our changing understanding of ourselves and our world.
In what is posthumanism? he carefully distinguishes posthumanism from transhumanism the biotechnological enhancement of human beings and narrow definitions of the posthuman as the hoped-for transcendence of materiality. Then, in performing posthumanist readings of such diverse works as temple grandin's writings, Wallace Stevens's poetry, the architecture of Diller+Scofidio, and David Byrne and Brian Eno's My Life in the Bush of Ghosts, Lars von Trier's Dancer in the Dark, he shows how this philosophical sensibility can transform art and culture.
The Lives of Animals The University Center for Human Values Series
He draws us into elizabeth costello’s own sense of mortality, and her alienation from humans, her compassion for animals, even from her own family. As in the story of elizabeth costello, the Tanner Lecture is followed by responses treating the reader to a variety of perspectives, delivered by leading thinkers in different fields.
M. Costello's son, a physics professor, admires her literary achievements, but dreads his mother’s lecturing on animal rights at the college where he teaches. His colleagues resist her argument that human reason is overrated and that the inability to reason does not diminish the value of life; his wife denounces his mother’s vegetarianism as a form of moral superiority.
Fordham University Press. Princeton University Press. Painfully for her son, elizabeth Costello seems offensive and flaky, but―dare he admit it?―strangely on target. In his fable, presented as a tanner lecture sponsored by the University Center for Human Values at Princeton University, Coetzee immerses us in a drama reflecting the real-life situation at hand: a writer delivering a lecture on an emotionally charged issue at a prestigious university.
The idea of human cruelty to animals so consumes novelist elizabeth Costello in her later years that she can no longer look another person in the eye: humans, factories, especially meat-eating ones, seem to her to be conspirators in a crime of stupefying magnitude taking place on farms and in slaughterhouses, and laboratories across the world.
Coetzee’s text is accompanied by an introduction by political philosopher Amy Gutmann and responsive essays by religion scholar Wendy Doniger, primatologist Barbara Smuts, literary theorist Marjorie Garber, and moral philosopher Peter Singer, author of Animal Liberation. Literature, philosophy, performance, and deep human conviction―Coetzee brings all these elements into play.
When Species Meet Posthumanities
Author of many books and widely read essays, and significant Otherness and the now-classic essay “The Cyborg Manifesto, including The Companion Species Manifesto: Dogs, People, ” she received the J. As never before in history, our pets are truly members of the family. But the notion of “companion species”—knotted from human beings, animals and other organisms, landscapes, and technologies—includes much more than “companion animals.
In when species Meet, Donna J. Princeton University Press. Plymbridge distributors ltd. A great deal is at stake in such meetings, ” she writes, “and outcomes are not guaranteed. There is no assured happy or unhappy ending—socially, ecologically, or scientifically. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049.
Households had pets, giving homes to around 73. 9 million dogs, 905 million cats, and 16. 6 million birds, and spending over $38 billion dollars on companion animals. There is only the chance for getting on together with some grace.
The Plague Dogs
Princeton University Press. But as rumors circulate that the dogs may have been the test subjects for biological weapons and could be carrying a terrible plague, they soon find themselves targets of a great dog hunt. Local farmers, politicians, scientists, and even the military join in the search to track them down.
Rowf, a black-and-white fox terrier, a shaggy black mongrel, and Snitter, are among dozens of animals being cruelly held in a testing facility in North West England. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Fordham University Press. Plymbridge distributors ltd.
An unforgettable tale of fantasy and adventure, a powerful exploration of the limits of human cruelty and kindness, The Plague Dogs stands as a modern-day classic. When one of the handlers fails to close rowf’s cage properly, the two dogs make a daring escape into the English countryside, where they befriend a red fox who helps them survive in the wild.
Before the Law: Humans and Other Animals in a Biopolitical Frame
Engaging with many major figures in biopolitical thought—from Heidegger, and Foucault to Agamben, Esposito, Arendt, and Derrida—Wolfe explores how biopolitics can help us understand both the ethical and political dimensions of the current questions surrounding the rights of animals. Used book in Good Condition.
Fordham University Press. From this understanding, we can begin to make sense of the fact that this distinction prevails within both the human and animal domains and address such difficult issues as why we afford some animals unprecedented levels of care and recognition while subjecting others to unparalleled forms of brutality and exploitation.
Animal studies and biopolitics are two of the most dynamic areas of interdisciplinary scholarship, but until now, they have had little to say to each other. Bringing these two emergent areas of thought into direct conversation in Before the Law, Cary Wolfe fosters a new discussion about the status of nonhuman animals and the shared plight of humans and animals under biopolitics.
Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Princeton University Press. Plymbridge distributors ltd. Wolfe argues that the human-animal distinction must be supplemented with the central distinction of biopolitics: the difference between those animals that are members of a community and those that are deemed killable but not murderable.
The Island of Dr. Moreau
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Moreau. Soon, they arrive on an island and more and more of these bizarre humanlike creatures appear. It was as if all the painin the world had found a voice. Shipwrecked in the south pacific ocean, Englishman Edward Prendick awakens aboard a ship where a man named Montgomery and his beastly looking servant were transporting animal cargo.
The Open: Man and Animal
But who is the protagonist of that history that is coming—or has come—to a close? what is man? how did he come on the scene? And how has he maintained his privileged place as the master of, the animals? In The Open, contemporary Italian philosopher Giorgio Agamben considers the ways in which the "human" has been thought of as either a distinct and superior type of animal, or first among, or a kind of being that is essentially different from animal altogether.
. Plymbridge distributors ltd. In an argument that ranges from ancient greek, christian, agamben examines the ways in which the distinction between man and animal has been manufactured by the logical presuppositions of Western thought, Benjamin, anthropology, and Jewish texts to twentieth-century thinkers such as Heidegger, and he investigates the profound implications that the man/animal distinction has had for disciplines as seemingly disparate as philosophy, and Kojève, law, medicine, and politics.
The end of human history is an event that has been foreseen or announced by both messianics and dialecticians. Fordham University Press. Princeton University Press. Do androids dream of electric Sheep The inspiration for the films Blade Runner and Blade Runner 2049. Used book in Good Condition. Used book in Good Condition.